Tinder is a popular dating app among teens and tweens, and almost anyone who’s looking for a perfect match. Tinder lets you find a match in your area based on your dating preferences set within the app.
By default, Tinder lets you swipe people that you might be interested in, within 80 kilometers of your current location. You can increase this range to a maximum of 160 kilometers by going Into Tinder’s in-app settings.
Beyond that, if you want to search for people outside the 160-kilometer-range, you can add additional search locations by upgrading to Tinder Plus, a subscription service that lets you set additional locations for swiping appropriate matches.
The Tinder Plus subscription will cost you $9.99 a month if you’re less than 30 years old, and $19.99 per month if you’re older.
Apart from the Passport feature, which lets you swipe people around the world, it also gives you access to other premium features like unlimited likes, rewind last swipe, 5 Super Likes per day (free users get only one per day) and 1 Boost each month (which makes your profile more discoverable for 30 minutes).
But many people are interested only in the Passport feature. And for them, depending on how frequently they use the app and whether they want to continue using over the long term, a subscription model might be too much of an investment.
If you’re one of these people, there’s another option to effectively get Tinder’s Passport feature, without paying for a Tinder Plus subscription. And that too, without jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.
Spoof your current location and swipe anywhere on Tinder
Well, if there’s a way to fake your current location on Tinder, you can effectively swipe anyone within 160 kilometers of any location whatsoever, giving you the ability to swipe around the world.
For faking your current location on Tinder, you need to use a hardware device called Double Location. The device plugs into the iPhone or iPad via the lightning port and enables you to manipulate the current location reading across the system and all the apps running on the iOS device without jailbreaking it.
The Double Location device is able to do this by registering itself as an external GPS device using the Apple External Accessory Framework, and temporarily replaces the internal GPS of your iOS device, as the default GPS module.
With the Double Location device plugged in, when iOS or any of the apps (for example, Tinder) try to get your current location, they read the location information provided by the Double Location device, which can be controlled by using the companion app on your iPhone.
So, when you use Tinder with Double Location, the app will show you potential matches around the location that you are spoofing using the Double Location app.
We have covered the Double Location device and app in a dedicated article about how to fake geo-location on iOS devices.
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Note: There is an unofficial tweak available for Tinder, called Tinder++ that unlocks all of Tinder’s premium features for free, but the app has not been updated for a long time and doesn’t work reliably. If you still want to try it though, you can install Tinder++ using BuildStore. It’s a subscription-based platform that lets you install apps from outside the App Store, without jailbreaking your iOS device.
Change your swipe location on Tinder
Assuming you have purchased any of the Double Location devices from the official website, follow the steps below to fake your location on Tinder.
- Ensure that you have the latest version of the Tinder iOS app as well as the Double Location app installed on your iOS device.
- Plug in the Double Location device to your iPhone and iPad, and launch the Double Location app.
- Set a pin on top of any location on the map in the Double Location app that you want to spoof in the Tinder game.
- Tap on Lock Position.
- Launch Tinder on your iPhone.
Now, you’ll be able to swipe people from your spoofed location regardless of where you actually are.
This method works with all versions of iOS since iOS 9, including iOS 12.3 and the upcoming (as of this writing) iOS 13. It works with the official Tinder app downloaded from the App Store, so you don’t need to worry about installing unofficial tweaks or jailbreaking your iPhone.
The cheapest version of the Double Location GPS module costs $189 and can be purchased from the official Double Location website.
In comparison, depending on your age, Tinder Plus will cost you either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. There’s also a Tinder Gold subscription available for $29.99 a month, which unlocks all of Tinder Plus’ features and also lets you see who Likes you. Both the subscription plans offer some discount if you go for a longer commitment (for example, 6 months or 1 year).
If you wish to use Tinder for a short span of time and interested to use the additional premium features, rather than just the “swipe around the world” functionality, going for the Tinder Plus subscription might be more suitable for you.
But if you’re planning to use Tinder over the long term, and primarily want to use the Passport feature, you might consider investing in a Double Location device instead of a premium Tinder subscription.
Moreover, with the Double Location device and app, you would be able to leverage location spoofing in apps like WhatsApp or Telegram (for live location), Snapchat (for unlocking geo-specific filters), Pokemon Go, Ingress Prime, Wizards Unite, and other location-based augmented reality games and many more.